The Hoxton, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
If you’re looking for canalside cultural chic, the Hoxton is for you. While the cheapest rooms are admittedly petite, it’s the lofty ceilings, high-end design details and the biggest, comfiest beds that guarantee your happiness. In the main hotel, the vibe is carefree luxe at its best: think Soho House. The restaurant, Lotti’s, is even run in partnership with them. The burrata and heritage tomato starter is particularly tasty. The standout staff will ensure you’re settled in and even curate trips perfect for honeymoon couples – visit Van Stapele, for the best chocolate cookies ever; the Pressroom, for a fab ’50s-style lunch; and Tales & Spirits cocktail bar which comes recommended. No one is in a hurry in this city, so once you’ve had a scenic cycle, a canal boat tour or visited a museum, head back and huddle up in a velvet tub chair and order a deliciously sinful Genever Ending Story cocktail from the hotel bar. You’ll be so ‘relaxed’, you may even have a public nap.
Wow Factor The cool personal touches – from the handwritten ‘Hello, lovebirds’ note to a tailor made city map just for you.
Go A double room costs from £95 per night; thehoxton.com. Flight time: 1 hour, 15 minutes.
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